Jens C Ø Andersen
Jens C Ø
Andersen obtained his M.Sc. degree in geology from the University of Aarhus
in 1992 and his Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen in 1996. His M.Sc.
was concerned with the included blocks in the Layered series and involved
field work on location in 1990 and 1991 (on expeditions arranged and sponsored
by Kent Brooks, Neil Irvine, and Ella Hoch). His Ph.D. dissertation was
a study of the the Platinova gold- and palladium-reefs in the upper Middle
zone. During his Ph.D., he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to work as
a predoctoral fellow at the Geophysical laboratory, Carnegie Institution
of Washington, USA. After his Ph.D., he moved to the University of Leoben
to investigate Pt-Pd mineralisation in the Kemi-Koillismaa belt of intrusions
in Finnish Lapland with Oskar Thalhammer. In 1998 he took up the position
as lecturer in igneous petrology at the Camborne School of Mines, University
of Exeter, in Cornwall, UK. Despite moving to the UK, he has never been
able to keep his hands off the Skaergaard intrusion, and he organised and
led an excursion to the intrusion under the IGCP project 427 in September
C Kent Brooks
Kent Brooks obtained
his B.Sc. (honours) from the University of Manchester in 1962 and his D.Phil.
from the University of Oxford in 1965. After working as a research assistant
at the University of Oxford, he obtained a position as a lecturer at the
University of Copenhagen in 1968. From 1982 to 1986, he was professor and
head of the department of geology at the University of Papua New Guinea.
In 1986, he became Docent (or Reader) at the University of Copenhagen.
He took up a post as professor and head of the department of earth sciences,
Sultan Qaboos University in 1991, and has since 1993 worked partly at the
Danish Lithosphere Centre and partly at the University of Copenhagen
Kent Brooks has been the leader of 14 expeditions to the Kangerdlugssuaq
area of East Greenland, and has initiated countless studies into the different
lithologies of the area. Apart from bringing steady supplies of coffee
to the local inuit population, he has also provided the logistic and financial
backup of the research of up to 20 personnel at a time, which has resulted
in more than 100 publications in international scientific journals. Kent
Brooks efforts have been instrumental for the geological exploration of
the area and his work has led to the discovery of promising occurrences
of molybdenum, gold, and palladium in East Greenland.
Kent Brooks was a founding member of the editorial board of the Jounal
of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, is a member of the Royal Danish
Academy of Sciences and Letters, and has been the Danish representative
on countless international committees - including the European Consortium
for Ocean Drilling and the Nordic Volcanological Institute. A mineral of
the eudialyte group is called kentbrooksite.
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